What to Take

  • US dollars and euros (cash only)
  • Two-pin continental Europe travel plug
  • Dozens of copies of your passport
  • Passport photos
  • Sanitary pads and toilet paper
  • Arabic phrasebook
  • Phone and laptop – wi-fi is widespread in Sudan
  • Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen and sun hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Torch (flashlight)

What to Wear

Wear long clothing if you're a woman: try always to cover the legs, cleavage and shoulders. Dress should never be tight-fitting, transparent or low-cut. Men should avoid shorts and never appear bare-chested in public, except when at a swimming pool. Smart casual dress is generally the rule in most midrange, and all upscale, restaurants in Khartoum.

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Make sure you have a letter of invitation from a local tour operator or a hotel if you're opting for a visa on arrival at the airport
  • Check the airline baggage restrictions
  • Arrange for appropriate travel insurance
  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least one year past your arrival date